Review by Psycho Penguin

"Good, but the Super NES version is almost the same, minus the loading times"

The Sony Playstation has always been a popular system, but one of the main complaints about the system is that some of the games suffer from long loading times. The games suffer from long loading times due to the CD-based qualities of the Sony Playstation console itself. Mortal Kombat 3 is a prime example of the long loading times. While Mortal Kombat 3 is a fun game, its predecessor is better. Also, Mortal Kombat 3 already came out for Super Nintendo. What does this mean? Well it means that the Sony Playstation got an outdated game off the bat. It also means that the Playstation version is pretty much a somewhat graphically enhanced of the fine Super Nintendo version. Add to the table the long loading times of the Playstation version, and suddendly buying the Playstation version does not seem to be too good of an idea, eh?

Graphics (7.3/10): Compare this game to Mortal Kombat 4 and you'll see just how much the Playstation games improved graphically in a few years. Mortal Kombat 3 for the Sony Playstation is basically just an enhanced version of the Super Nintendo version. Yes, this means that the game is 2D. And while I do not feel that there is anything wrong with 2D fighting games (after all my 2 fave fighting games ever are 2D), the backgrounds and overall charcater designs were not up to par. So, I give this game's graphics a 7.3 with a kind heart.

Music/Sound (6.2/10): Considering that the Sony Playstation is supposed to be a superior system to the Super Nintendo, it is amazing how the two versions sound almost identical.

Gameplay/Control (6.3/10): Now this is what matters in a game, and Mortal Kombat 3 is basically just like the other 2 games in the series. Well, the game does feature new backgrounds, charcaters, and moves, but is that really enough? And the Sony Playstation version loads a lot. It even loads sometimes right in the middle of battles, especailly when you try to do Shang Tsung's morph. This is completely unneccesary and a big detriment to an otherwise good game.

Replay Value: Low
Challenge: Depends

Overall (5.8/10): Its okay, but the Super Nintendo version is almost identical, minus the loading times and price tag.


Reviewer's Score: 6/10 | Originally Posted: 04/05/00, Updated 07/16/01


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